SENIOR CITIZENS AND CAREGIVERS LEARN HOW SYNAPSES DIE IN ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS

SENIOR CITIZENS AND CAREGIVERS LEARN HOW SYNAPSES DIE IN ALZHEIMER’S

By:  Ken Bowen

SENIOR CITIZENS AND CAREGIVERS LEARN HOW SYNAPSES DIE IN ALZHEIMER’S. The synapses are the connections between neurons. Without synapses, neurons are pretty much good for nothing. This study demonstrates how a molecule (NCAM2) essential to synaptic connections is broken down by the molecule called beta-amyloid, which is the main component of the plaques that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

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